News of a Kidnapping
  • Release Date : 15 October 2014
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101911228
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Download or read book entitled News of a Kidnapping by author: Gabriel García Márquez which was release on 15 October 2014 and published by Vintage with total page 304 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors’ perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He also depicts the keening ache of Colombia after nearly forty years of rebel uprisings, right-wing death squads, currency collapse and narco-democracy. With cinematic intensity, breathtaking language and journalistic rigor, García Márquez evokes the sickness that inflicts his beloved country and how it penetrates every strata of society, from the lowliest peasant to the President himself.